The business of war: Canadian businesses and the First World War

[Lyman Tube and Supply Co. Roll of Honour],[c1919], Collections CCGW/CCGG
[Lyman Tube and Supply Co. Roll of Honour],[c1919], Collections CCGW/CCGG
Waging total war takes an enormous toll not only on a country’s population, but its industry and economy as well. The First World War was the first such modern war; a conflict that dominated all aspects of life in the participating countries for almost 5 years and continued to affect how they would be governed and how individuals would live their lives for years afterwards. Canada, though the country did not see war on its own soil, was no different. Formally a dominion of the British Empire, Canada was obliged to participate in the conflict that Britain had entered and just days after the declaration of war set about mobilising soldiers, medical care and supplies for a war in Europe. Continue reading “The business of war: Canadian businesses and the First World War”

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